Archive | January, 2018

Stay Safe – Wi-Fi, Anti-Virus, Device and Software Updates, and other things to consider

Design Data Corporation’s Stay Safe Campaign –  covering best practices for security. Wi-Fi Networks Public Wi-Fi may be convenient; however, it can be risky to use. Data can easily be compromised by man-in-the-middle attacks. Never conduct banking, shopping and/or entering other sensitive information while on a public network. Consider using a VPN, or use your […]

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Stay Safe – Online Activity

Design Data Corporation’s Stay Safe Campaign – covering best practices on security. Online Activity Pay attention to website URLs – malicious sites may look identical to a legitimate site, but could use a variation in spelling, or include other typos or extra characters. They may also use a different domain, for example using .com rather […]

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Stay Safe – Passwords

Design Data Corporation’s Stay Safe Campaign – covering best practices for security: Password Best Practices Use secure passwords or passphrases for all your accounts, the greater the complexity the better. A passphrase is a sequence of words or text to form a phrase or sentence. Do not use obvious passwords like “password”, 123456, the same […]

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Meltdown & Spectre

Meltdown and Spectre Security Flaws

Important Alert from Design Data Corporation PLEASE READ! Proactive Alert #011018 On January 3, 2018, the National Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Center (NCCIC) became aware of a set of security vulnerabilities known as Meltdown and Spectre. Meltdown and Spectre exploit critical vulnerabilities in modern processors. These hardware vulnerabilities allow programs to steal data which is currently processed on […]

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Stay Safe – Email

Design Data Corporation’s Stay Safe Campaign will cover best practices on security. Our first topic: Email – Spam and Phishing Never open an attachment unless you are expecting it, even if it is from a known contact. Never click on links contained in an email unless you were expecting someone to email you a specific […]

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